I have been an artist most of my entire life beginning in junior high school. In my early years, I did many sketches and paintings that were realistic subjects. Eventually I became intrigued with impressionism and abstract expressionism which lead me to create an extensive series of expressionistic acrylic paintings and optical designs.
In college, I majored in art education and did extensive studies in fine arts, psychology and humanities.
After college, I began traveling the US and eventually moved to Monterey, Ca. where I discovered articles created from redwood burls. I became fascinated with the endless array of natural forms inherent in redwood driftwood and burls and I began an entirely new artistic endeavor.
For over 20 years, I designed and produced an wide array of redwood furniture ranging from coffee tables, dining tables, bars, chairs, sofas to include floor fountains, sculptured lamp stands, bed frames and many other unique sculptural products.
Recently I have developed a new series of contemporary abstract redwood sculptures that are visually dramatic with many subliminal forms resembling animals or containing human characteristics. As the sculptures are viewed from different positions, they change remarkably....